2020 might be the only year of the last decade, in which a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie wasn’t released. Just like various other Hollywood studios, Marvel Studios too had to face prominent setbacks in the release of several upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.
In 2019, Marvel Studios affirmed the release of multiple upcoming MCU movies that brings about Phase 4 altogether. Although the schedule of Phase 4 was disrupted, and the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Movies were dragged back for a year due to the epidemic.
Despite all of this, Phase 4 has just taken off with the latest Marvel Studios production, WandaVision followed by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. This is just the onset, this roller coaster ride will continue on the big screen as MCU has 13 mind-blowing movies releasing within the next few years.
Initially, Phase 4 was scheduled to begin with Black Widow, a stand-alone prequel rotating around the past of Natasha Romanoff, set before the incidents of Avengers: Infinity War. The actual idea was to release Black Widow after Spiderman: Far From Home..
If all of this would have taken off according to the original schedule then it would have been easier for MCU to prepare the fans for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier which was decided to be the first TV series to broadcast before bringing up the multiverse, magic and everything else. Though that couldn’t occur because of the noble Coronavirus.
Listed below are the 13 upcoming MCU movies to be released in Phase 4
Let’s put up a list of the upcoming MCU movies to be released in Phase 4 after the Infinity Saga:
1- Black Widow – 9 July 2021
Natasha Romanoff, aka The Black Widow was first introduced in MCU in Iron Man 2, 11 years ago. Scarlett Johansson will be seen playing Black Widow once more in the upcoming MCU movie, Black Widow. The movie is a prequel set between the occurrences of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.
A conspiracy will send Natasha back home to Russia. This is somehow, attached to her past, which means we’ll get to know about her life before she chose to enter SHIELD. However, In this movie, we’ll see not just one but multiple Black Widows. The Red Room will also be disclosed where all of the Black Widows were trained.
While Natasha is on her back to the home quest, she’ll encounter a new enemy, Taskmaster. A comic book evildoer who can imitate the fighting style of his enemies. After facing so many hurdles, the movie is scheduled to be presented on the big screen on 9 July 2021.
2- Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings – September 3th, 2021
This is the second movie of Phase 4 coming after Black Widow. This is going to be the first-ever movie with an Asian superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The lead role is played by Simu Liu. In the movie, Shang-Chi is a trained martial art artist who is imposed to confront the secret organisation, The Ten Rings.
The Ten Rings was first introduced in Iron Man (2008) and have come out now and then. They were last seen in Ant-Man but they’re back for good now. This upcoming MCU movie is scheduled to be released on september 3th, 2021.
3- Eternals – November 5, 2021
This upcoming MCU movie gives rise to a brand new superhero squad. It introduces a new race called the Eternals. They have been around for a thousand years and have returned to fight their fatal enemies. It is set in the current time after The Endgame. This is the second new franchise film of Phase 4 and is set to be released on November 5, 2021.
4- Spider-Man: No Way Home – December 17, 2021
Spiderman: No Way Home is set to be released on December 17, 2021. This movie is set in the existing timeline after Spiderman: Far From Home. It will be a sequel to Spiderman: Far From Home and the lead role of the movie will be on run after his identity is discovered. The multiverse will be introduced.
5- Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness – March 25, 2022
This is one of the most awaited films of Phase 4, the sequel to Doctor Strange (2016). It will take the audience deeper into the multiverse. It is set in the present time after The Endgame. It will bridge WandaVision and Spiderman: Far From Home together. The movie will also let you know more about Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch’s magic. It is set to be released on March 25, 2022.
6- Thor: Love and Thunder – May 6, 2022
Now this will be a comeback for our favourite, God of Thunder aka Thor, as this will be one more stand-alone sequel for the superhero. The movie is set to be released on May 6, 2022. The audience will also get to see Natalie Portman as The Mighty Thor. A super-powered interpretation of Jane Foster. Christian Bale will be seen playing the villain, Gorr The God Butcher. It is going to be an interesting movie as lots of character will be brought back.
7- Black Panther 2 – July 8, 2022
It is one of the most awaited movies of Marvel Phase 4. It’s being written and directed by Ryan Coogler. Many characters from the first film will return in the sequel. Marvel Studios have announced that there will be no recasting for the role of Black Panther followed by the death of the lead actor, Chadwick Boseman. The movie is set to start it’s shooting in June 2021 and it is scheduled to be released on July 8, 2022. Let’s see what will the movie bring as Chadwick’s death means we might not see him in the movie anymore.
8- Captain Marvel 2 – November 11, 2022
Captain Marvel 2 set to be released on November 11, 2022, will be established in the present time. Brie Larson will reimburse as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel. It will also connect to Disney+’s upcoming series Ms Marvels. There’s not much disclosed about the story yet but we hope that the movie is going to be amazing.
9- Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania – 2022
This upcoming MCU movie will take you on a rollercoaster ride to the quantum realm. The lead actor, Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily will continue playing the Ant-man and The Wasp. Kathryn Newton will be portraying the adult Cassie, daughter of Scott Lang aka The Ant-man. However, no solid details have been released following the plot. The film is scheduled for 2022.
10- Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 – 2023
Originally this movie was supposed to kick start Phase 4. The production of the movie halted when James Gunn was fired but later on, he was brought back. In the time when he was fired he took up another project due to which the shooting can’t start until those projects are finished. Though a specific date has not been decided yet, the film will be released in 2023.
11- Fantastic 4
Jon Watts, the director of Spiderman: No Way Home will be guiding this project as well. The upcoming MCU movie will have nothing to do with the previous Fantastic Four films. Unfortunately, not much has been revealed about the movie and it’s plot yet. We hope this will be a new gem in the Marvel series.
One of the most shocking additions to Phase 4 is Blade. Nobody was expecting this announcement. The movie will star Mahershala Ali in the lead role. He previously portrayed Cottonmouth in Marvel’s Luke Cage. The movie is supposed to start filming in late 2021.
13- Deadpool 3
Deadpool 3 is the only continuance of the 20th century Fox’s X-Men universe. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson aka Deadpool. Nothing has been disclosed about the movie yet but we hope it will be as incredible as the first two movies.
These are all the upcoming MCU movies that will be releasing within the next few years. We hope you are as excited as we are for these movies.